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WarZone / Re: My new favorite song !
« on: August 30, 2007, 02:18:25 pm »
good song Bro  O0


The No Wake Zone / Re: woke up this morning...
« on: August 30, 2007, 02:02:01 pm »
I just love that sound...   wish I could go open headers.
Awsome stuff, boat looks great for setup!


WarZone / Re: motorcycle safety
« on: August 30, 2007, 01:48:49 pm »
I've seen accidents too many times...

and a couple deaths first hand  :(

to anyone on this site that rides...   be safe


Jet Pumps / Re: loaders
« on: August 30, 2007, 01:29:09 pm »
The inducer empeller will keep your pump loaded at all times and it will improve how you come out of the hole and give you better reponce when you hit the gas. You will need to have the pump shaft machinged to add this on. It makes a big difference. I heard that there is someone making one that is not correct. It is actually rotating backwards. It will not do anything for you. dont know the name though.

wouldn't that be just mounted backwards for the rotation  ::) ??? ;D

ehh, what do I know  ;)


Projects / Re: I guess I need to change my 'handle' ...
« on: August 28, 2007, 08:22:01 pm »
Sounds like you have two options...  complete rebuild and do it as best money can afford... 

or budget! find another piston (should be lots around for 455 with same shape/size must be same piston style and number preferably)
and ballance pistons and rods (very easy and cheaper than a major) I've worked in a machine shop and it can be done!

Just most people like to spend there money on doing it right (because they have the money)...  tight budgets can be worked.
Just don't expect a race motor when your done and you'll have lots of fun for years to come.

If you know anyone with connections with someone at a machine shop, you'll need them to ballance stuff and check out tollerances
before you throw another motor together to find more problems.

Plus it would be alot more work to swap to a SBC or BBC for all the other parts you need to change.
Wish we still had the machine shop, like to help after seeing the look on you and your son's faces.

Hope you get her running again soon !


Boat Showcase / Re: Cool pictures
« on: August 28, 2007, 06:49:59 pm »
 excellent...  I'll wait to see what it weighs   ;)

Boat Showcase / Re: Cool pictures
« on: August 28, 2007, 04:45:16 pm »
Pw...  did you ever figure out the weight of your Sleekcraft?

just curious because the scale down at the mill was shut down  >:(

was hopeing you had a chance to weight it  ???


Boat Showcase / Re: Cool pictures
« on: August 28, 2007, 04:42:25 pm »
Hey!~ That sleekcraft motor looks similar to my avatar... it's got a HEMI!

Now all you need to add is that Blower , it really makes it look right! ;D


Boat Showcase / Re: Cool pictures
« on: August 28, 2007, 04:27:26 pm »
Sleekcraft made a pretty bad ass tunnel if I remember . They pop up on e-bay from time to time .


thinking of something like this Beerjet?


Boat Showcase / Re: Cool pictures
« on: August 27, 2007, 11:37:26 pm »
more pictures of nostalgia...  love SleekCrafts  ;D

anyone remember this boat?


« on: August 23, 2007, 11:46:51 am »
would you guys really want HEAD for your Jet Boats...  think of the mess....      ;D

clean up would not be my job, I draw the line at bilge logs,   :-[

The No Wake Zone / Re: Elvis Movie
« on: August 22, 2007, 01:33:09 pm »
Shudders at the tought of them warm fuzzy places on Beerjet  :o

but that movie is one reason I own a Vintage jet boat now, childhood memories!


Can't really tell from the pictures, but does she have full stringers?

I would have to lift the floor to see if they up too or past the seats... 
but 2x6 up untill the floor, more than likely, not full stringers :(
but she feels good and solid over 1-2 foot waves. Done some trial runs on a local lake, too many cabin cruzers, lol.

She's purdy. Have fun and roost safe.
as soon as I get my new pump and diverter from Tom,  I think I'll be doing just that  ;D

But I still want to change paint,  too plain, so I'll be looking though galleries to get ideas!


The No Wake Zone / Re: Newbies chime in please
« on: August 22, 2007, 10:03:51 am »
 I quite injoy this site...  the humor, antics, shinanigans, what more could you want...  Oh right, the Arcade  ;D
Maybe one of the farthest away New members,   Canada.

keep up the good work Brad!
shits, beer condoms, stickers, you name it  ;D
Aside from bringing the shit :o  my girlfriend wants to know about the beer condoms...  made her smile ;D


WarZone / Re: just funny
« on: August 22, 2007, 09:13:31 am »
;D    ;D  :D  good laugh   ;D     ;)     ;D   ;D

WarZone / Re: Inappropriate Craig's List Posting
« on: August 22, 2007, 09:05:03 am »
i saw that add too, now im a scjb junky, i felt it was a scam, but couldnt put it down, now i got scjb tracks on my veins.....and now im a sr. member, please help me stoppppppp!!!!!!!!, oh another post, i must read.........ahhhhhhhhh

step away from the computer, the men in white suits are just here to help,  lol.

You should try posting a dog... Holy shit these crazy people on here will murder you with emails if you threaten to bring a dog to the pound... Every now and then I'll do it as a joke. Or list my friends under personal services to sit around and watch them receive phone calls from REAL freaks...
LMAO...  too funny

now I know why I come back to this site! ;D


Nice boat!  :o  I got to know, where'd you pick up your seats?  ???

Thanks about the boat, she's a 70's Sleekcraft Rebel...  and the seats, well, they were one thing that came with her. Probably purchased from a dealer up here?...   not to sure though.  hard to find item?

I would like nothing more than get away from this cold weather and join you guys.  Love to make the trip, and may just do that once I get my other toy finished...   76 ford f150 4x4 big block, but the boat comes first lol. ;)

Boat Showcase / Re: Been lurking around long enough, time to Show Boat!
« on: August 21, 2007, 10:30:49 pm »
Well rob . Welcome to the site . I'm the site has been a huge help , thats what we do here . As for the pics ..... well ......


Think you need to look again,  lol  :P
now that I made some changes...

and thanks Omar


Well I'm new to to site, so let the hazzing begin,  :P

First off, my name is Rebel,
and thanks to many of you, whom don't even know it, have helped me finish a few loose ends to get this boat back into the water. Vintage Jet Boats are not as common in Canada as they are for you guys. So this site has helped me out alot!

now...  for the pics!

anyone notice the ihba sticker  8)

can't promiss I will be quiet from now on...
but I know I will keep coming back  ;)

just one more touch to be added from Tom at JBP and I'm ready to play!
but like many of you know...  more work to do than just that, gauges, steering wheel, trailer...  well guess thats it realy

ok, ok,  maybe next year a Blower  :o

Rebel (aka Rob)

Jet Pumps / Re: Berkeley Documents
« on: August 14, 2007, 01:19:59 am »
NICE ,the sad part is I actually rememember that stuff !!! Tom
One page there shows 1965 for the berkeley 12j...  same year I was born :o...
sorry Tom  ;D

Rebel without a cause (till I get the pump  ;))

Gelcoat / Paint / Fireberglass Repair / Re: gelcoat or paint?
« on: August 04, 2007, 03:53:33 pm »
New to the board so I'm not sure if my words will be taken serious. I have worked in the automotive paint business for over 15 years. The difference in Gel coat to an automotive paint is night and day. Every boat should have the hull painted in  Gel coat. if its above the water line, you can get away with and epoxy type paint, like that of Dupont called Imron. The epoxy paints are durable (no Gel coat paint would hold up in an accedent and not chip off either) for all the flexing a boat will do. The use of Gel coat for salt water purpose boats is even more important, were the wear factor is a bigger concern. If you into making the best show boat, one that does not see much water, go ahead and spray murals all over your boat with Imron (epoxy type) paints. Now if your going to put this boat on the water to reach speeds, make sure you put special purpose paint on the parts that need to keep the hull wetted. Hope this helps   ;)

p.s.  the most important part of any paint job is prep,  use the right product and do not cut corners. Right the first time saves money!

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